A Great Commission

This weekend we celebrate Pentecost, the birthday of the Church.  Last weekend we commemorated the Ascension: Jesus returning to heaven “to prepare a place” for us. It is a message of hope that sometimes overshadows what Jesus tells the disciples right before taken up: “you will be my witnesses in Read more…

Legend of the Easter Egg

Easter is a day when children hunt for Easter eggs, families get together and many Catholics attend Mass.  According to a Knights of Columbus-Marist poll, nearly seven Catholics out of 10 attend mass on Easter Sunday.  The word “Easter” comes from a pagan festival of spring celebrated by the Saxons, Read more…

Step Out

Pope Francis in an address to leaders of Lay Movements on May 18, 2013 said; “The church must step outside of herself. To go where? To the outskirts of existence, whatever they may be, but she must step out. Jesus tells us, ‘Go into all the world! Go! Preach! Bear Read more…

New Life

During the Easter Vigil we enter a darkened church with the new Easter Candle. We have the new light of Christ, a newly decorated church, newly blessed oils and new Baptismal water. We start anew in the light of the risen Christ. As we enter this season of new life, Read more…